16th Anniversary IPA - Lemon Verbena & Cascade Hop Cask | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
81.6%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 38 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is cask only.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 09-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
38
Liked:
31
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
13.74%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI

A- Pours a golden yellow, slightly hazy body with a medium off-white head with high retention.

S- Grass, citrus, resin, soap, yeast.

T- Upfront I get some big lemony-citrus notes. Ends piney and bitter, slightly skunky. I'm not sure how I feel about the malt/hop balance here, as well as the upfront lemon flavor.

M- Quite astringent, slightly carbonated. Medium body.

Overall I was only mildly pleased with this brew. The hop character dominates and doesn't quite blend with the big lemon notes. Stick with Ruination.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Hazy amber color with a one-finger head that settles to a lacing; a fair amount of carbonation
S: Tons of lemon oil and candied lemon with tart citrus hops underneath along with some herbs/spices and a hint of malt
T: The nose was promising and while the palate isn't bad, it's a little disappointing. The 'lemon oil' comes through a bit too strong where I was expecting more of a sorachi ace hop profile. I hate to pull the "Pine-sol" card but I feel I must. There still is an enjoyable earthiness to it underneath the lemon oil
M: Medium-bodied; the oiliness overtakes the crispness/carbonation I can tell is there but can't quite come through all the way
O: While this differed from my expectations and is far from my favorite Stone beer, I can't say it's bad by any means- it evolved from start to the finish keeping my attention and I polished off every last drop.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On cask at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, herbal hops, lemon, and herbs. Taste is much the same with a slight onion flavor and an alcohol kick. There is a medium herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink but the mouthfeel is not that good on this one.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a slightly hazed orange color with two fingers of off-white head.

Aroma of lemon and herbal notes along with bready malts.

The taste brought out the lemon and piney hops plus a nice malty bite for balance. A moderately bitter bite to the finish. The 10% abv was surprisingly well-hidden.

Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.

Very nice. A quality IPA from the folks at Stone.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug. At 10% ABV, this surely qualifies as a DIPA rather than a regular ol' IPA, no?

Appearance: rich orange hue with a light haze and a very light effervescence. head pours two thick fingers of frothy ivory foam with a bit of an orange cast. Looks like quite a decent IPA!

Smell: lightly sweet malt aroma with a bit of a toasty character. Hops are very citrus-oriented and there is a hint of lemony goodness there. At first I didn't love it, but it has kind of grown on me; it's subtle without being underpowered.

Taste: citrusy, piney and resiny hops sit atop a pretty strong and sticky malt backbone. Bitterness is pretty high, but not destructively so. A decent citrusy IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation; it's quite creamy for the style. I like it.

Overall: a good-drinkin' citrusy IPA. I think the lemony qualities might be hiding some of the alcohol content, because this is much more quaffable than its killer ABV would indicate.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two finger head on a clear amber with golden hues body. Aroma is that of a fruity IPA with grapefruit and orange peel mixed with lemon nestea. Flavor is similar to cardomnum actually with lemon only there as a hint. The IPA flavors are very hoppy with pine, floral and tart fruit. Medoum body and moderate carbonation. Nice zesty flavors with this a nice IPA overall. Not super special or memorable but worth having.

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16th Anniversary IPA - Lemon Verbena & Cascade Hop Cask from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 81.6% out of 100 with 38 ratings
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